Memphis, TN Steamer LOCKWOOD Explosion, Mar 1866
EXPLOSION OF THE STEAMER LOCKWOOD -- TWENTY PERSONS KILLED -- THE STEAMER SUNK.
Memphis, Monday, March 5.
The steamer LOCKWOOD blew up and was burned last night about eighteen miles below here. There were twenty killed and twenty-five injured. She is valued at $60,000, and not insured.
The names of the killed and wounded are not known yet.
Cincinnati, Tuesday, March 6.
A special dispatch to the Commercial gives some particulars of the disaster to the steamer LOCKWOOD.
The explosion tore away the cabin as far back as the centre of the boat, killing twenty persons instantly, and scalding and wounding twenty-five others.
The boat took fire and burnt until she sunk.
The steamer Mephom was going down the river at the time, and landed her bow at the stern of the LOCKWOOD, and saved every person not killed by the explosion.
Among the killed are the following:
JAMES KING, of Staten Island, N.Y.
CLIN GRAHAM, Second Engineer, of New York.
The New York Times New York 1866-03-07